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The Top 10 Trendiest Vehicles

The Consumer Reports are in!

Consumer Reports have rated these 10 vehicles as the trendiest cars of 2017 leading into 2018! What makes them so great and why should you care?

Toyota Yaris iA

Quoted as a “refined alternative in a segment filled with insubstantial models”. This sporty compact vehicle has been praised for its gutsy four-cylinder engine as well its smooth and refined automatic transmission.

Chevrolet Cruze

The Chevrolet Cruze has taken the world by surprise and beaten out the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. The Cruze is being praised for a quiet cabin, smooth ride, and a powerful yet frugal turbocharged engine.

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius is well known for it’s amazing gas mileage, but Toyota continues to pull out the stops making every model even more efficient than the last. That’s not the only thing improving on this beloved model. Consumer Reports says that the Prius has a smoother ride, quieter cabin, better driving dynamics, and a comprehensive suite of safety features. Looking for a Prius? We’ve got one for sale!

Mazda Miata

“The Mazda MX-5 Miata is the embodiment of driving pleasure.” – Consumer Reports

That’s big praise for such a tiny vehicle! For years the Miata has been toted as one of the finest driving machines in the world. They are best known for their driving dynamics, world-class manual transmission, and frugal fuel economy. Did we mention they’re fun to drive?

Kia Optima

The Kia Optima has dethroned the ever popular Honda Accord and Toyota Camry this past year. According to Consumer Reports, the Optima’s victory is more than deserved.

“It checks all of the right boxes for family-sedan buyers, with responsive handling, a steady ride and pleasant power-train, short stopping distances, easy-to-use controls, and a roomy backseat.” – Consumer Reports

As someone who has personally driven a few Optima’s, I can say that this car surprised the heck out of me. Kia is packing these sedans full of convenient and luxury features!

Chevorlet Impala

A long time favorite of American car buyers, the Chevy Impala takes home the prize as the best large sedan. Some of the Impala’s best features are its supportive seats, roomy cabin, refined ride, and responsive handling. If you’re looking for a bit more space than the average sedan, then be sure to check out this ever popular car.

Subaru Forester

Subaru has been on a marketing roll these past few years. Bragging about their long term reliability, family based designs, and sporty body styles has brought them much attention. And the Forester crossover has certainly played a major part in the brand’s success.

“The Subaru Forester sets the standard for small SUVs, combining relatively roomy packaging, fuel efficiency, solid reliability, and easy access.” – Consumer Reports

Toyota Highlander

The Highlander is one of my personal favorite mid-sized SUVs. Consumer reports praised it for its functionality, reliability, and safety. One thing they missed is how spacious many of the Highlander models are. They provide a great amount of head and leg room! Looking for a Highlander? We’ve got one for sale!


Audi Q7

According to Consumer Reports, the Audi Q7 is the highest scoring SUV it has tested in recent years. The Q7 offers luxury, comfort, and performance. But what makes it stand out is the fact that it offers third row seating!

Honda Ridgeline

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline’s launched with raving reviews. This truck has taken the world buy surprise as it has continued to improve from year to year.

“Our engineers found the Ridgeline drives more akin to a sedan than its roughneck rivals. It also handles far better than any compact or full-sized pickup, and achieves a 20-mpg overall, shaming all non-diesel trucks for fuel economy.” – Consumer Reports

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